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Background The purpose of this retrospective study was to analyze the overall survival of patients with brain metastases due to breast cancer and to identify prognostic factors that affect clinical outcome. Methods Of the 7,872 breast cancer patients histologically diagnosed with breast cancer between January 1990 and July 2006 at the Asan Medical Center,(More)
Intramedullary spinal cord metastasis (ISCM) is the rarest type of CNS involvement of systemic malignant tumors. The aim of this retrospective study is to evaluate the clinical features, treatment and natural course of patients with ISCM in a single institution of Korea. We reviewed the medical records of all patients diagnosed with secondary malignant(More)
Although the role of high dose chemotherapy (HDT) and autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) in the treatment of aggressive lymphoma has been established in several large prospective studies, its effectiveness in patients with peripheral T cell lymphoma (PTCL) has not been defined. We aimed to evaluate the efficacy of HDT and ASCT and prognostic(More)
The relationship between histopathologic characteristics and treatment outcomes in patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) treated with rituximab-based immunochemotherapy needs re-evaluation. Patients with newly diagnosed DLBCL treated with rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisolone (R-CHOP) were evaluated with(More)
This phase II study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of neoadjuvant chemotherapy with docetaxel, cisplatin and capecitabine (DXP) in patients with unresectable locally advanced and/or intra-abdominal metastatic gastric cancers. Patients with advanced gastric cancer (AGC), clinically unresectable because of local invasion or limited intra-abdominal(More)
OBJECTIVES We retrospectively assessed the combination of biweekly irinotecan with 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), and leucovorin (LV) as salvage chemotherapy in patients with advanced gastric cancer (AGC) previously treated with fluoropyrimidine (F), platinum (P), and taxane (T). METHODS Between October 2003 and February 2006, all 131 patients with AGC were(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the efficacy and safety of docetaxel monotherapy as salvage chemotherapy for advanced gastric cancer (AGC) in clinical practice and to determine the prognostic factors in these patients. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of patients with AGC for whom fluoropyrimidine and platinum had previously failed and who(More)
Irinotecan (I) and docetaxel (D), each of which has a unique mechanism of action, were recently introduced in the treatment of patients with advanced gastric cancer (AGC). We have evaluated the efficacy and safety of the ID combination for AGC patients after failure of fluoropyrimidine- or platinum-based chemotherapy. Patients with relapsed or progressive(More)
This study was designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of irinotecan in combination with carboplatin in previously untreated, extensive-disease small-cell lung cancer (ED-SCLC). Patients with histologically or cytologically confirmed ED-SCLC received irinotecan (60 mg/m(2) on days 1, 8, and 15) plus carboplatin (AUC 5 on day 1) every 4 weeks. Treatment(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of irinotecan (CPT-11) monotherapy and CPT-11 plus 5-fluorouracil (5-FU)/leucovorin (LV) combination (mFOLFIRI) as second-line treatment in patients with advanced gastric cancer (AGC). A total of 59 patients were randomly assigned to either CPT-11 (150 mg/m2 iv on day 1) or mFOLFIRI (CPT-11 150 mg/m2 plus(More)